Who am I?
At the age of 9, my parents bought me and my brother an NES. It was a total surprise and I still remember being overjoyed when my dad got it off the shelf (they weren’t locked behind cases in 1990). I had played games before, but that was the moment that my love affair with video games began. I love jumping into the varied worlds that games offer me. They are the visual equivalent of a novel for me in that it is easy for me to be completely absorbed into them.
I have to say right now that I will talk about Nintendo quite a bit. I started with the NES, then moved up as they launched new systems. My first non-Nintendo system was a Playstation, and I didn’t get that until it was about five years old. Also, so many of the franchises I adore found life on Nintendo consoles. Games like Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, Castlevania, Mario, and Metroid still hold extremely fond memories for me.
Now, this doesn’t mean that I will disregard other consoles like some so called fan-boys will. It only means that I feel more connected to what Nintendo does and will often comment on it, both positively and negatively.
I still own consoles running from the NES to the Xbox 360 and WiiU. I still consider the Super Nintendo to be the best system ever made, followed pretty closely by the PS2. I will do my best not to let nostalgia blind me or wax poetic about the “good ol’ days.” I’ll happily sing the praises of a newer game like Bioshock or The Wonderful 101 just as quickly as I’ll declare Super Metroid the best game ever (it really is).
Obviously, all opinions here are my own, but because they are just opinions, I recognize that there is no fact behind them. I openly welcome other voices, whether you agree or disagree. Always feel free to chime in.
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